Fire Situation Report – March 11, 2019

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS for Reporting Period 03/08/2019 thru 03/11/2019 

NE Area – 1 Fire Burned 175 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)

EC Area – No New Activity

SE Area – 1 Fire Burned 20 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)

Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No New Activity

Fire Activity with OFS Response outside of the Protection Area: No New Activity

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No New Activity 

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from recorded on 03/09/2019 thru 03/11/2019 

  • 5 Fires Burned 584 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary, 2-Debris, 2-Equipment) Roosevelt & Tecumseh FD’s Reporting
  • WMA Fire, Beaver County – 550 acres est., 100% Contained
  • Numerous additional fires noted through media outlets.

Statewide Discussion: 

Wetting rains generally south of I-44 through the day yesterday and overnight are passing through southeast Oklahoma this morning.  Some rain chances remain in place statewide today with the best opportunity remaining in the southern half of the state. Limited or no development of fire danger expected today as persistent sky cover and moist atmospheric conditions suppress development of any fire danger concerns.
Given the forecast for wetting rains statewide Tuesday into Wednesday, fire danger is not expected to be a factor for the majority of the state.  However, a forecasted high wind event on Wednesday will require analysis of rainfall amounts, distribution and effects on composite fuel moisture values to assess the fire danger impact following this storm system.
Burn Ban Status:   No Burn Bans presently in effect.